The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
Man and the Natural World Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
The gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of Roses,
Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies
Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten—
In folly ripe, in reason rotten. (13-16)
Natural imagery trickles into Ralegh's more proverbial statements, like the "ripe" and "rotten" descriptions we see in line 16.